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You're not alone. It's actually something wrong with the public beta of El Capitan. See this forum post.


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Breakaway is no longer maintained on its website, but it can still be downloaded from Sourceforge. I've associated it with the following two AppleScripts to mute the speaker and pause Spotify when the jack is disconnected, and to play Spotify when the jack is connected. Follow the instructions on makeuseof to see how to author AppleScript and connect it to ...


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El Capitan is beta software, so there's going to be a lot of bugs, that's the idea of a public beta: let users find and report bugs before the software is released to the mainstream. So, unfortunately, you may have to wait until October when El Capitan comes out for a fix.


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iFixit has great electronics repair guides and they sell parts, too (though, at times they can be overpriced). Here's the link for the iPad Air Headphone Jack Replacement Guide (it's for the Wi-Fi-only model). I hope you have some experience with repair, because the first time when I opened up one of my customer's iPad to replace the digitizer, it was quite ...


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I wrapped the headphone wire where the mic and controls are with a few layers of Saran Wrap. This keeps the sweat out but still allows use of the controls. Used to have the random Siri problem described all the time on long runs, did a hot sweaty 18 mile run today with Saran Wrap and had no problems.


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OS X remembers volume settings for each headphone. It sets the volume to the last headphone volume level when a headphone is plugged in.


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Headphones volume level is separate from the built-in speaker output. For example you can set the speakers' volume to 0 before plugging in headphones and then adjusting the headphones' volume to something different. When the headphones cable is unplugged, the system goes back to the previous volume value. If I remember correctly, recent Macs also have a ...


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Probably be cheaper to borrow a needle file & ream out the cover's headphone hole a bit; or even a simple nail-file & chamfer the edge of the headphone plug itself.


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You can set the phone to use the headset or speaker by default under the accessibility options. Settings General Accessibility Scroll down to interaction section Call Audio Routing Choose headset


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Try cleaning the headphone jack (the one in your phone) with a toothpick or other skinny object and if that doesn't work you could take it into an Apple Store.


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Try gently cleaning the headphone jack with a toothpick, to clean out all of the dirt and lint.


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The jack is designed for both types of connection - thru a metal wire (analog mode) or via an optic fibre (optical mode) for better performance. Try by removing the current optical PLIST file that is used. Execute the following command in Terminal App: sudo rm -rfv ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.audio.Au­dioMIDISetup.plist Try unplugging and replugging ...



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